Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main St. (Map)

Registration is full. To be added to the waitlist, please contact us at

Join resident artist and ceramist Abbie Preston Edmonson to sculpt and glaze your own ceramic planter in this two-part, socially distanced workshop in HCCC’s Craft Garden. Learn the basics of working with clay, hand-building, coiling and glazing throughout the workshop.

Part I – Saturday, April 17, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Part II – Saturday, May 8, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

In part one, Abbie will teach participants hand-building and slab-rolling techniques to form clay planters. Participants will practice with glazing on a ceramic tile. Both the tile and clay planters will be fired before part two of the workshop.  In part two, experiment with glazing techniques on your planter, such as layering glazing and using transfer paper and glaze pencils. Your glazed planter will then be fired and ready to pick up one-two weeks later, during public hours at HCCC.

Want to give throwing on the wheel a try? We will also have a potter’s wheel on site for participants to try out. Join us for this limited-capacity workshop that will get you excited about working with clay!

No experience necessary. All materials and tools are included. This workshop takes place in person and outside in the HCCC Craft Garden. All participants must wear a mask and practice social distancing during the workshop.  Space is limited to a maximum of 10 participants, who will be spaced more than 6 ft apart. If it rains on the day of the workshop, a make-up day will be scheduled.

Non-member: $95
Member: $80

Pre-registration is required and includes instructor, materials, and administration fees. Registration is open through April 16th and is on a first-come, first-served basis. The class is for adults only (age 18 and over) and requires a minimum of 5 participants to hold.

Workshops are subject to cancellation or change due to low enrollment. Registrants will be notified seven (7) days in advance if the workshop is cancelled by HCCC. If registrants need to cancel their reservation, they must do so at least 14 days in advance to receive a full refund. No refunds will be made for cancellations made less than two weeks prior to workshop date. To cancel your registration, email HCCC at, so that someone on the waiting list can attend the workshop.